STATEMENT BY LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON RODNEY JAMES ALCALA V. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY

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Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
     

 


June 12, 2008

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
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STATEMENT BY LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON RODNEY JAMES ALCALA V. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY

 

“We are gratified that the California Supreme Court is allowing us to continue with the joint prosecution of all the charged murders. Had the cases been split up, families of some of the victims would not have seen justice in this case for at least another decade,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley. “It’s been 30 years since four women in Los Angeles County and a little girl in Orange County were brutally murdered. It’s time that Rodney James Alcala stands trial for these crimes.”

 

“Robin Samsoe has had to wait three decades to get justice. Two juries have found Mr. Alcala guilty of brutally kidnapping and murdering Robin and recommended he face the death penalty,” said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “The California Supreme Court correctly recognized that a serial murder case involving five young women in two neighboring counties with common characteristics, including blunt facial trauma and sexual sadisms, should be tried together. This will facilitate justice.”

 

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